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Indiana State Student Life

Indiana State is on a 435-acre campus in a small town setting in Terre Haute, Indiana, not far from Indianapolis. There are many activities and organizations for Indiana State students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Indiana State also has fraternities and sororities.

Indiana State has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Indiana State include Interfraternity Council (fraternities), Panhellenic Association (sororities), Residence Hall Association and Union Board.

Indiana State students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Club Week and Spring Week.

Does Indiana State offer student housing?

Indiana State offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Indiana State students live off campus. In 2021, 31% of undergrads at Indiana State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 69% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Indiana State. There are 4,580 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,939 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,791 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Indiana State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Indiana State

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Indiana State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Indiana State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Indiana State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Additionally, Indiana State has RAVE Campus Alert Emails/Texts; Workshops and Video Training; Motorist Assistance; Other Education Opportunities;.

Plan a Visit to Indiana State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Indiana State, take Interstate 70 to Terre Haute, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Indianapolis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Indiana State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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